Episode-17- Make Hugel Bed For Sustainable Gardening

As I begin this story first let me say I am in such pain and probably more so tomorrow. But I have such a good impression of what I did today to begin some hugelkultur in my backyard that I don’t care about the pain. The reason this is on my to do list is because this is a more than a one day job. This is hugelkultur and it’s no joke. Hugelkultur is hard labor and not for the unimaginative....

Destroy The Evil Squash Vine Borer – Part 1

Watch my video to see how I am combating the invasion of squash vine borers. I have been having a wonderful squash harvest until now. Harvested approximately 25 yellow summer squash and 2 zucchini until July 30 (my mom's birthday). Gave many away, ate many more and don't want to give up now if I don't have to. Listen to Jason Akers of The Self Suficient Gardener describe this pest in detail and...

Garden Harvests and Blooms

I wanted to add in something to accompany the video and production pictures to help keep track of how the gardens are producing. Already finished until next year or the fall are; spinach, loose leaf lettuce, radishes and bulb onions. If you're not aware I grow all of our flowers and vegetables from seed and I get almost all of them from One of the best seed exchange services in the business and...

Episode-3- Strawberry Pyramid Planter Plans To Make A Tiered Planter

Strawberry Pyramid Planter Plans  Putting in my new 3 tiered strawberry planter which istriangular shaped . 1. How the decision to grow more strawberries was reached Perusing catalogs and wanting to grow more fruit Thought about trying something new like elderberries or gooseberry Spoke to my wife about it without actually asking for an opinion and I got strong one indeed Sticking to what we...

Episode-2- Grow Green Onions and Chives

As mentioned in episode 1 the 2011 spring gardening has begun for me here in Northern VA. This is my third year as a producer of fruits and vegetables and one of the keys to my success has been All New Square Foot Gardening written by Mel Bartholomew  Mel is an engineer by training and his skills and experience have helped create a system for growing more food in less space. Mel travels the...